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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffVideo-Cellar Date: Dec 8, 2009 6:09am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: copyright question

Only one of the movies you have listed is PD

PUBLIC DOMAIN
Cat-Women of the Moon (1953)
Registered 1981 Renewed 1982. Date in notice 1953 Renewal required by Dec 31 1981 (28 calendar years from date-in-notice). Public Domain due to late renewal. Soundtrack score was registered for copyright in 1953 but not renewed.

COPYRIGHT
Giant from the Unknown: Renewed (RE0000254882 1984, Wade Williams 3)
The H-Man: Valid GATT Registrattion (PA0001125741, Toho)
Monster From Green Hell: Renewed (RE0000238161 1984, Wade Williams 3)
Half Human: Renewed (RE0000254922 1985, Wade Williams 3)
Astounding She-Monster: Renewed (RE0000270085 1985, Wade Williams 3)
Hideous Sun Demon: Renewed (RE0000361389 1987, Wade Williams 3)
Man Made Monster: Copyright renewed by Universal.

Serials
Flying Disc Man from Mars (Episodes renewed individually 1977 by Rebublic/NTA)
Crimson Ghost: Renewed (Episodes 1-6, R557427. Episodes 7-12, R568601.) by Republic/NTA
Mysterious Dr. Satan: Renewed (Eps 1-5, R427552. Eps 6-10, R427553. Eps 11-15, R427555.) By Republic/NTA

These are all PD films that might fit the program. I checked your DVDs list and none of these were on it:
Anatomy of a Psycho
Bowery at Midnight
Buried Alive
Crimes at the Dark House
Crimes of Stephen Hawke
Curse of the Headless Horseman
Devil Monster
Devil Times Five
Devil's Hand
Don't Look in the Basement
Dungeon of Harrow
Edgar Wallace's The Terror
Embryo
End of the World
Eye Creatures, The
Face at the Window
Face in the Fog
Ghost and the Guest, The
Ghost Walks, The
Ghosts on the Loose
Grave of the Vampire
Green Eyes
Hands of the Stranger
I Bury the Living
Invisible Killer
Man in the Attic
Man With Two Lives
Manfish, The
Murder in The Red Barn
Nabonga
Night Fright
Night Tide
Phantom Broadcast
Phantom Express, The
Phantom, The
Revenge of Dr X
Rogues Tavern
Sadist, The
Savage Weekend
Scared To death
Seven Doors To Death
She Gods of Shark Reef
Sisters of Death
Snake People
Son of Ingagi
Sphinx, The
Svengali
Sweeny Todd
Thirsty Dead, The
Thirteenth Guest, The
Tomorrow At Seven
Torture Ship
Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet
White Gorilla
Wild Women of Wongo
Walking Nightmare, The


This post was modified by Video-Cellar on 2009-12-08 14:09:22

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Poster: anh Mike Date: Mar 19, 2010 10:19am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: copyright question

sorry to drag this into feature films. Is there a book, similar to films superlist, that contains a listing PD books or renewed info. We know that the copyright website only goes back to 1978. Are then any other resources?

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Poster: zomboo Date: Dec 12, 2009 9:44am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: copyright question

Thank you for the detailed information. I enjoy reading your posts and respect your expertise as my research complies with yours. A couple of further questions if you don't mind... Can you give me more details why Atomic Submarine is PD as I would love to use this on our show. Do you know of any PD sci-fi serials besides Undersea Kingdom, Zorro's Fighting Legion, Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe, Phantom Creeps, Radar Men From the Moon? I'll probably end up using Phantom Empire if I can't find another title... just have to find a good quality transfer. On a broader range, I am by no means an expert on copyrights (I'm an old guy, self taught), but I thought there was a short window to reregister under GAT and I thought H-Man missed that window. In the LOC, it is listed first as it's Japanese title, then H-Man as an alternate title. If the documentation of the film is deposited in the LOC as the Japanese-language version, does that negate the English version? Your thoughts are greatly appreciated.